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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 21, 2019, 08:04:53 pm »
If I didn't know better I'd say you are slightly biased Dave     :mfr_lol:   


Or maybe hes simply telling it how it is.  :whistling:
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by O.C. on January 21, 2019, 07:06:44 pm »
If I didn't know better I'd say you are slightly biased Dave     :mfr_lol:   
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by 2kwacks on January 21, 2019, 06:03:49 pm »
Rog..  glad to hear you have new bike on the way..  made some excellent improvements to the new model big V. not quite up to the spec of the GS but a lot easier on the wallet.. unless you plan on going of road then you have made a sensible choice. my mate as just ordered the 2019 Suzuki v strom1000xt adventure which also as some major improvements over the previous model. good luck and some pics when it arrives.

P.S the big GS is still the king LOL.....
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by Lonewolf on December 11, 2018, 12:51:15 am »
I saw the new Versys 1000 at the NEC show, well as much as can be seen at that show.......however a visit to my local dealer this weekend gave me the opportunity to view the 'basic' model in great detail, and it is spectacular

I have ordered a top of the range SE Grand Tourer which will bd available in February /March 2019.... the specification is far too much to list....AMAZING  !  I cant wait   



 :mfr_lol:
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by O.C. on December 10, 2018, 09:28:03 pm »
I saw the new Versys 1000 at the NEC show, well as much as can be seen at that show.......however a visit to my local dealer this weekend gave me the opportunity to view the 'basic' model in great detail, and it is spectacular

I have ordered a top of the range SE Grand Tourer which will bd available in February /March 2019.... the specification is far too much to list....AMAZING  !  I cant wait   
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by PRD on December 10, 2018, 09:06:18 pm »
If I was thinking of changing I would be having a very serious look at the new Versys. It has all the bells and whistles you need which you would have to pay extra for on certain European makes.
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by zedmeister on December 10, 2018, 08:16:58 pm »
The Versys1000 shouldn't be overlooked,  it meets all the touring requirements,  I have had 4 GTRs and loved every one of them, but the big Versys is outstanding. .....I have owned two..........and have just ordered my third which features aĺ the latest technology,  an amazing bike....

Oh and before anyone starts whinging about chain drive being high maintenance, it isn't,  it is easy to manage and neither messy or inconvenient. Modern chains are long lasting, quiet and very reliable   :yes:     

Yep got to agree i will be ordering a new Versys in the New year for March delivery sad to see the GTR go but i am ready for a change now. i will be PX the GTR nearer the time ( or sooner should a reasonable offer come my way ).
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by Robbieben on December 10, 2018, 10:36:39 am »
Not so ironic on  GTR1400 site when Kawasaki has discontinued the GTR line.
Even I am starting to look at BMWs as Kawas ideas of SportTouring now seems to be sportsbikes with panniers  :mfr_lol: :rip: :hang:

I'll be keeping the GTR for some time yet as it won't be used that much, a few odd weekends when the wife comes out on the back and European touring with the wife. I have my GSXS1000 for me when I go out with my mates. I can't see a real option available at the minute to replace the GTR. Yes there is the FJR but I tried one and couldn't get on with it, the K1600GT is just too big, in the same bracket as the Honda armchair thingy. I do like the H2SX but again it's more suited to one person. I may own the GTR for a lot of years to come. :cool:
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by PRD on December 09, 2018, 07:52:14 pm »
The Versys1000 shouldn't be overlooked,  it meets all the touring requirements,  I have had 4 GTRs and loved every one of them, but the big Versys is outstanding. .....I have owned two..........and have just ordered my third which features aĺ the latest technology,  an amazing bike....

Oh and before anyone starts whinging about chain drive being high maintenance, it isn't,  it is easy to manage and neither messy or inconvenient. Modern chains are long lasting, quiet and very reliable   :yes:     

:agree:
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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« Last post by O.C. on December 09, 2018, 07:46:23 pm »
sad days!

The Versys1000 shouldn't be overlooked,  it meets all the touring requirements,  I have had 4 GTRs and loved every one of them, but the big Versys is outstanding. .....I have owned two..........and have just ordered my third which features aĺ the latest technology,  an amazing bike....

Oh and before anyone starts whinging about chain drive being high maintenance, it isn't,  it is easy to manage and neither messy or inconvenient. Modern chains are long lasting, quiet and very reliable   :yes:     
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